Smith Business Close-Up: Surviving Disruptive Technologies
Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 2012,
Companies must make an early move to either adopt a new business model, or
morph the existing model to take advantage of disruptive innovation – or suffer
the same death of one-time industry leaders Kodak, Blockbuster and Borders.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s
Robert H. Smith School of Business, Henry Lucas talks how and
why innovative technology can threaten the survival of many companies today.
Lucas is the Smith Chair Professor of Information Systems. His new book, “The
Search for Survival: Lessons from Disruptive Technologies,” presents a model of
survival to guide managers in responding to potentially disruptive technologies.
His research interests include information technology-enabled transformations of
organizations, markets, industries and our daily lives. He has conducted
research on the impact of information technology on organizations, IT in
organization design, electronic commerce, and the value of information
technology. Lucas co-produced and co-wrote “The Transformation Age: Surviving a
Technology Revolution with Robert X. Cringely,” a documentary co-developed by
Maryland Public Television and the Smith School shown on public television
stations around the U.S. He has authored a dozen books as well as monographs and
more than 70 articles in professional journals.
Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School
of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on
the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews
with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of
Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland
Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30
p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television
stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including: